CHELSEA – Linda A. (Lunt) Leotsakos, born July 3, 1939, the daughter of Janet and William Lunt Jr., died May 14, 2013, at home.
Linda was a member of National Honor Society and an all-state basketball player at Falmouth High School, graduating in 1957. She earned a bachelor’s degree and Masters of Education degree from the University of Southern Maine. Linda taught in the Gray-New Gloucester school system. She became principal of Chelsea Elementary School in 1982, moving to other schools, retiring in 1996 from Indian Township School. She served on a variety of municipal boards in the communities where she lived and in 2011 was elected selectman for Chelsea, a seat that she held until her death. A member of Congregational churches, she served in church leadership roles, taught Sunday school and sang joyfully. She was involved in Maine Conference United Church of Christ, Kennebec Valley Association UCC, Gardiner Area Ministers Association and she volunteered at Gardiner Food Bank. Linda was an avid bridge player, becoming an American Contract Bridge League life master.
Linda leaves behind three daughters, Alexandra “Sandi” Leotsakos of Chelsea, Christina “Tina” Riley and Shawn of Jay and Sophia Wilson and Carl of Orono; grandchildren, Nickolas Leotsakos, Shane and Bryan Riley and Isaiah and Eleni-Claire Wilson; and brothers, William Lunt III of Falmouth and David Lunt of New Gloucester. She was predeceased by her parents; an infant sister, Alberta Lunt; and an infant granddaughter, Katina Leotsakos. The family expresses deep appreciation to Alfond Center, HealthReach Hospice and her many friends for their support during her illness.
A celebration of her life will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Chelsea Elementary School. In lieu of flowers, donations in Linda’s memory may be made to MDA of Maine, 39 Mechanic St., Westbrook, ME 04902.